Upgrading cpu and gpu

Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by BulldogBuzz, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. BulldogBuzz

    BulldogBuzz New Member

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    Hello experts I’m new to this forum so please be patient

    My rig is a gigabyte fierce pc
    Windows 10 home edition
    Ram 8gb ddr4
    Gpu Radeon r7
    CPU amd a8 3800 3ghz
    Gigabyte am320 socket a4 motherboard
    Hdd is 1 tb

    My question is I’m thinking of upgrading the cpu to one of the threadrippers so could anyone please tell me how much better performance I would get and what else would you upgrade and why

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    You'd need a different board.

    Why specifically threadripper?
     
  3. BulldogBuzz

    BulldogBuzz New Member

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    I have read they are the best and has to off
    Which board do you recommend
     
  4. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    It's probably not the best for your specific workload.

    What's your budget even?

    You should be able to drop a better AM4 CPU like Ryzen in the existing socket.
     
  5. BulldogBuzz

    BulldogBuzz New Member

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    My budget would be around £500 - £800

    The ryzen 5 looks good from what I’ve read but then I came across the threadripper

    Is my motherboard good for gaming or is it bad
     
  6. _Kyle_

    _Kyle_ Active Member

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    Threadripper is definitely overkill unless you plan on doing some serious workbench stuff. R5 or R7 should be sufficient in most cases. TR4 boards are also super expensive so going with something like AM4 would be more budget friendly.
     
  7. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    You aren't fitting threadripper in that budget.

    Update bios and find a deal on a 1600 or 2600, last Gen are pretty cheap in Murcia and would kill that steamroller based one you have
     
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  8. zeppelin04

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    Use all the savings from Ryzen to get an SSD as a boot drive and that system looks good.
     
  9. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Hilarious.
     
  10. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Threadripper is a flat bad idea for gaming.
    What's wrong with advising an SSD...?
     
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  11. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Eh, he never really specified what he wanted to improve. Plus that CPU model is inaccurate and is a FM1 version, I assumed he meant A12 9800 instead :p

    Slow CPU + Slow integrated graphics = poor gaming. SSD definitely a plus, but if you're upgrading for the intent of like, gaming, and you have a limited budget I'd bank more on the other resources.

    @BulldogBuzz you'd have to add a video card for any other CPU replacement unless you got a APU specifically such as the 2400G
    And then you'd probably need a power supply upgrade.
    And then you'd probably be interested in some more RAM
    And then you'd probably be interested in SSD
     
  12. BulldogBuzz

    BulldogBuzz New Member

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    Thank you I will take all opinions into consideration thanks for your help
     

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